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Why study with languages at Strathclyde?

Here at Strathclyde you have the opportunity to study French, Spanish, or both at Undergraduate level. We also offer an MSc in Business Translation & Interpreting at postgraduate level.

French is the first language of more than 100 million people and the second language of more than 60 million. Spanish, meanwhile, is the native language of more than 400 million people across the world.

Studying with us will give you the chance to become a fluent linguist and, with our optional year abroad programme, you’ll have the opportunity to experience living, working and/or studying in another country. 

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What can you study?

At Strathclyde, we also like variety and to give our students as much opportunity as possible. That’s why you can study French or Spanish alongside a range of other subjects at Undergraduate level:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Education
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy

This opens you up to a world of possibilities, both personally and professionally, with the opportunity to forge your career path as widely as possible.

Strathclyde also offers evening classes in French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish, as well as part-time evening language courses that take beginners to university-level.

Postgraduate support

Access a wealth of support and resources for postgraduate study. Details on the application process, accommodation, fees and other useful information can be found here.    

Postgraduate support

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Prospective Student Enquiries

+44 (0) 141 444 8600


Our students

Callum Anderson BA History and Spanish student

Callum Anderson, Scotland

BA History & Spanish

Strathclyde gave me the opportunity and confidence to go to Spain and supported me throughout the year, so that was definitely a highlight.
Siyu Luna Luo MSc Business Translation and Interpreting 500x500

Siyu Luna Luo, China

MSc Business Translation & Interpreting

All of my lecturers and my supervisor at Strathclyde were very helpful and supportive. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience to study in Strathclyde and also live in a city with marvellous buildings and warm-hearted people.
Business Translation & Interpreting Student Chenjiazi xU

Chenjiazi Xu, China

MSc Business Translation & Interpreting

If you want to take this course, my advice is to lay a good foundation and learn English and mother tongue well before you start taking this course. Because you have to switch between the two languages a lot in class.
Sarah White BA Modern Languages student

Sarah White, Scotland

BA French & Spanish

I picked Strathclyde because it is a modern, practical university and there is less focus on literature in their language courses than some other universities which appealed to me as I was more interested in learning relevant language which is used day to day.
Nicola Cringean French and Spanish student

Nicola Cringean, Scotland

BA French & Spanish

The year abroad was a big attraction for me when choosing a University as this would give me the chance to fully immerse myself in a new culture, and is an excellent way to master the language.

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Business Translation & Interpreting Student Chenjiazi xU
My name is Jiazi. I’m from China. I came to Glasgow at the beginning of last October.
Business Translation & Interpreting